A Bridal Brunch with Bubble Bread Recipe

It’s official… I’ll be walking down the aisle in July!!
The excitement of a wedding will make you jump up for joy.
Don’t get too excited… I won’t be approaching my future groom in July. I will be walking down the aisle to stand alongside my favorite big sister on her wedding day! Check out how she popped the question and recruited some of her favorite ladies to be on her bridal team.
A bridesmaids brunch with cute dress name cards and wedding accents make for the perfect theme.

She invited some of her favorite ladies over for a standard Sunday Brunch and to our surprise…. it was a Bridesmaids’ brunch full of creativity, surprises and a few tears of joy (my bad). This “bridal” brunch was the perfect way to bring all of Katie’s bridesmaids together to gossip about her big day. We sipped our mimosas and freshly brewed coffee while chatting about color schemes, flower arrangements, hair-do’s, and of course… dresses! How could she go wrong?

This bowl of milk duds adds is the perfect personal touch to honor the family's tradition.
Here’s a peek at the table. Why Milk Duds you ask? Allow me to give you a little history behind these not-so-brunch-ish treats. Our family loves this super old breakfast diner in downtown Chicago called Lou Mitchell’s. We have a lot of great memories together driving into the city for Sunday morning mass and then walking over to this famous diner. When customers are seated at this hot spot, the waitress gives a little box of Milk Duds to each of the ladies (and only the ladies) at the table. Incorporating these golden boxes was the perfect touch of tradition, family, and Sunday mornings.
Different place cards featuring various dress designs add character to this themed brunch.

Also on the table were these cute little place cards, the dresses were quite “fitting”… wouldn’t you say?

This elegant platter is perfect for displaying the bridesmaids place cards.
And check out the adorable plate?! This was an engagement gift from her future mother-in-law. It’s a Nora Fleming Platter. These platters come in many shapes and sizes and are super versatile because you can change the accessory, or “mini”, on the top corner to fit any occasion. Check out Nora Fleming’s huge selection of mini’s here, I’m sure you can find one to fit any occasion.
This mini ceramic engagement ring in a box is great decor for this themed brunch.
A coffee station at any breakfast get-together is a must.

A coffee station was a must. This bride-to-be knows her bridesmaids far too well.

This delicious bubble bread recipe is easy to make and tastes divine.

As an appetizer, the bride served a family favorite…. BUBBLE BREAD! If you know anything about the O’Connor clan, you know that this delicious treat is a staple and a sure crowd-pleaser. Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy…. (let me know what you think!)

Bubble Bread
3 cans 7.5 oz Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits
1 tsp cinnamon & 1/2 cup sugar (combine these two in a Ziplock bag)
1 stick margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbs Maple Syrup

Quarter biscuits and mix these pieces in the cinnamon/sugar bag. Shake, shake, shake!
Place pieces in Teflon bundt pan after being coated with cinnamon/sugar
Melt margarine, add sugar and syrup
Pour melted mixture over quartered biscuits
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
Turn upside down on plate & enjoy!

Personalize bottles of wine for each bridesmaid inviting them to be in your wedding is a kind gesture.

And to top off the many reasons to celebrate, the bride toasted us each with our own bottle of wine with the “official” question written on it, “Will you be my Bridesmaid?”. She bought these adorable stickers from here  and stuck each label onto our favorite bottles of wine.

"Will you be my Bridesmaid?" written on each bottle of wine is a sweet gift for the bridesmaids.
Special gifts for the sisters of the bride is the best way to make family feel special.
As the bridal brunch came to a close, Katie sent her two favorite little sisters, and future Maids of Honor, home with a little something extra special. We officially have the best big sister ever! Maggie and I are so honored & proud to stand by her side and celebrate her special day. We wouldn’t want it any other way. Cheers to you, Ms. Bride-to-be; we couldn’t be more proud of you!